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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust.   Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions. 

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January 30, 2015 The US is auctioning enough offshore wind to power the state of Connecticut

Quartz - Given Cape Windâs troubles, âitâs really important that people understand that offshore (wind) is moving forward in the US and needs to move forward in the US,â îUnion of Concerned...

January 30, 2015 This is just a horrifying paragraph about food safety in America

Source: Vox

Everyone should go read his piece, but the anecdote below stands out. Back in 2013, US officials had good reason to believe that Foster Farms, a company in California, was shipping tainted chicken and causing a massive...

January 30, 2015 Pennsylvania’s New Governor Will Ban Fracking In State Parks And Forests

Source: Climate Progress

Pennsylvania’s new Governor Tom Wolf will sign an executive order Thursday banning the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in state parks and forests, the Associated Press reports.

Research & Insights

January 23, 2015 OPEC Will Blink in Battle With U.S. Shale Drillers, Poll Shows

Source: Bloomberg

U.S. shale drillers won’t scale back output quickly enough for OPEC to avoid production cuts this year, according to a quarterly poll of Bloomberg subscribers

December 4, 2014 6 Charts That Illustrate Vladimir Putin's World of Pain

Source: Bloomberg

It's not a good time to be Vladimir Putin. Faced with collapsing oil prices and sanctions from the west, the Russian economy is on the verge of going into recession. The ruble is collapsing, inflation is spiking, and the Russian...

December 4, 2014 Fed Beige Book Shows ‘Widespread’ Job Gains Across U.S

Source: BusinessWeek

A Federal Reserve survey showed businesses across the country are hiring workers in industries from aerospace to finance, adding to evidence of labor-market strength ahead of key jobs data tomorrow.

Commentary & Opinion

January 30, 2015 Inequality should be at the forefront of a debate on the minimum wage

Source: The Guardian

The release of the Productivity Commission’s issues papers into the workplace relations framework is set to reignite the industrial relations (IR) debate. And given the minimum wage looks to be in the commissions’ firing line,...

January 28, 2015 Why Obama's Drilling Plan Ignores America's Changing Energy Role

Source: Forbes

A few years ago, President Obama outlined an “all-the-above” energy strategy. These days, his strategy seems to be “do no harm.” The plan outlined today, which would open parts of the eastern seaboard to offshore drilling while...

January 27, 2015 Why businesses should support the EPA's pollution rules

theguardian.com - As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, îsustainabilityî advocate îCeresî sets its sights on getting corporations to support proposed US power plant rules Coal fired plants, such as this...


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